"In his closing paragraph for "OK, Axis Here We Come" Thompson notes - "barring a sudden burst of the bubble...Human Torch, Sub Mariner and Captain America should be around for years to come..." Did he ever imagine they…"
"As for Popeye being the first super hero - I certainly never thought of him in that way. And as Blackbeard points out - unlike super hero comic book stories Popeye's powers were never the focus. To Segar Popeye's powers are incidental to…"
"I have been a Popeye fan for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of watching the Popeye theatrical cartoons produced by Fleisher/Famous Studios when they were broadcast daily on a dedicated Popeye series that, in our area,…"
"If 1938 Superman could devise a way to subdue 1962 Hulk without engaging him in hand to hand combat I believe Superman could win. However if the Hulk is able to get Superman in his grip, ol' Greenskin with his brute strength would defeat the…"
"Lupoff's essay is a love letter to comic books in general and Captain Marvel in particular. Although the character that spawned our love for comics may vary, we can all identify with the sentiments he expresses."
"Found my copy of All In Color For A Dime - an Ace paperback cover price $1.50 - yellowed pages but still in pretty good shape considering it is probably 50 years old.
One point I found interesting in Ellington's essay was the reference to the…"
"Whatever Happened To Baby Jane. When I saw it the first time a few years ago it really creeped me out. Not so much on my second viewing. Knowing what was coming ahead of time made the shocks and twists less effective."
"I remember reading an article in a comics related publication that stated by using Wertham's methods you could also make the case that reading comic books leads young people to become writers and artists."
"I watched Mission:Impossible installments 4 - 6 first. I enjoyed them well enough to then go back and watch the first three. I didn't really care for them. If I had started to watch them in order I may not have ever made past the first film."
"We attended a showing of The Magnificent Ambersons at a local theatre that hosts classic film nights once or twice a month. The movie was Orson Welles follow up to Citizen Kane. According to the emcee, the movie was originally over two hours long…"
"Ahh so sad to read this. Neal Adams was one of the greatest comic book artists ever. He is right up there with Kirby in terms of his influence on his peers and those that followed. He always seemed so energetic and youthful, I thought he would go on…"
"The Golden Age Hawkman story in Jules Feiffer's "The Great Comic Book Heroes" was drawn by Sheldon Moldoff. I was shocked at how different that art was compared to the Silver Age Batman stories he had done. Returning to your original…"